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'''Meat Puppets''' are an American Rock music|rock band formed in January 1980, in Phoenix, Arizona. The group's original lineup was Curt Kirkwood (guitar/vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood (bass guitar), and Derrick Bostrom (drums). The Kirkwood brothers met Bostrom while attending Brophy College Preparatory|Brophy Prep High School in Phoenix. The three then moved to Tempe, Arizona (a Phoenix suburb and home to Arizona State University) where the Kirkwood brothers purchased two adjacent homes, one of which had a shed in the back where they regularly practiced. One of the more notable groups on the roster of SST Records (who released most of their albums), Meat Puppets started as a punk rock band, but like most of their SST peers, Meat Puppets established their own unique style, blending punk with country music|country and psychedelic rock, and featuring Curt's warbling vocals. Meat Puppets later...
Alias| origin = Phoenix, Arizona, United States|USA
GenreAlternative rock, punk rock, cowpunk, neo-psychedelia, grunge, hardcore punk
Years active1980–1996, 1999–2002, 2006–present
LabelSST Records|SST, London Records|London, Atlantic Records|Atlantic, Rykodisc Records|Rykodisc, Anodyne Records|Anodyne, Megaforce Records|Megaforce
Associated actsNirvana (band)|Nirvana, Eyes Adrift, Volcano (supergroup)|Volcano
Website{{URL|http://www.themeatpuppets.com/}}
Current membersCurt Kirkwood
Cris Kirkwood
Shandon Sahm
Elmo Kirkwood (touring member)
Past membersDerrick Bostrom
Kyle Ellison
Ken Boucher (session bassist)
Andrew Duplantis
Troy Meiss (touring member)
Ted Marcus
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